All right, time for me to be useful around here ...
As per the general request/suggestion from @Ryvirath...
...I guess I will take the lead on this. It will take quite some time to do this right, and I am most certainly going to make several mistakes and/or omissions along the way. Of course, the beauty of this forum is that it seems to be a pretty active and insightful place, so I am not too worried about forgetting anything, and at least the basic vital questions will be included.
Please, everyone, try to remember what it was like to be a noob in the Duelyst universe and list some questions. There really are no such things as silly inquiries when it comes to this F.A.Q., and hopefully it will provide a solid source of information that new users would otherwise be reluctant to ask on a rather well established forum. As soon as we can get several posts on this thread, we can put together something useful and polished; rolling it out to the finalized F.A.Q. thread (which will come to life a little bit further on down the road.) And as hinted in the previous paragraph, "finalized" is more of a relative term.
Ok...now for some general guidelines:
Please try to limit discussion in this thread to relevant topics presented in the various posts. Clarifications and additions are most welcome. Not to say there cannot be some casual dialogue, just don't go crazy (see meme thread.)
Please try to focus on questions which can be answered through step-by-step instructions or with processes that can be easily replicated with minimal understanding. Any topics and suggestions that are seemingly "more advanced" will be collected and relegated to auxiliary F.A.Q. threads with appropriate links. Anyone wishing to complete these "advanced" F.A.Q.s are welcome to do so, but...
I MUST INSIST (AND THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT)...
Please do not create any separate F.A.Q. construction threads unless you label your intended topic clearly and limit its scope to your specific area of interest. This is strictly to ensure that our intrepid community leader @Ryvirath is not overrun with a flurry of overlapping and redundant threads. I want to keep this process as painless and simple as possible for him to monitor. To keep everything organized will take a tremendous effort on everyone's part, and we must take special care not to confuse new forums users and/or new Duelyst players. We can then compile and condense these various supplementary F.A.Q.s out of their respective construction threads and achieve a relatively "finalized" product, without having to unnecessarily create another thread. (Of course, this is not the case with this "main F.A.Q." construction thread.)
My plan for all finalized "advanced F.A.Q." threads is to have them be more or less complete as soon as they are created. Thereby, we can have clean and concise threads linked into the main F.A.Q., with opportunity for discussion (if needed) to follow; neatly self-contained within each topic.
Please PM me if you are interested in taking on a particular subject matter as part of this effort and I will try to coordinate and delegate to the best of my abilities.
If I think of any more guidelines, I will add them.
Again, creating a proper F.A.Q. will be a pretty hefty endeavor. Please don't hesitate to contribute, even if you think someone has already provided the ideas and sample questions you were going to post. I really don't mind sorting and filtering. Don't expect this to be done before Summer Vacation (for a lot of you ) as I am anticipating a substantial amount of information to be gathered. I have a day job, and I figure many of you are in a similar situation (and yes, I personally count school as a day job).
Let's do this right!
I really don't know if I'll survive this...